Dean, University Libraries and Teaching

Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 23, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean, University Libraries and Teaching & Learning Technologies

University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to serve as Dean, University Libraries and Teaching & Learning Technologies, at Nevada's oldest institution of higher education and the state's land-grant institution. The University community includes over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is designated an “R1” and Engaged University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is ranked in Tier 1 by the U.S. News and World Report. This position reports to the Executive Vice President & Provost and works collaboratively with all other deans on campus. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2021.

The University Libraries has been a cornerstone of the University since it was founded in 1874. Today it encompasses a blend of cutting-edge research facilities and services, including the state of the art Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (main library), Special Collections and University Archives, DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, Jon Bilbao Basque Library, @One Digital Media and Technology Center, and Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT). The Dean oversees the operations of the University Libraries in support of the University mission to advance teaching, research, student learning, and community engagement. It is under the Dean's guidance and strategic direction that the Libraries fulfill their mission to further intellectual inquiry and innovation; partner with students and faculty in the creation of new knowledge; and foster excellence in education through providing access to scholarly resources, active learning environments, cutting-edge technology, and knowledgeable assistance, all with an underlying core focus on diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the Dean oversees TLT which is the academic technology unit for the University. TLT provides support for instructional design, faculty development, instructional technologies, and technology in the University's classrooms.

The ideal candidate will embody the qualities of a thoughtful communicator; be creative and responsive to the needs of students, faculty, and campus library support; promote trust, autonomy and accountability with library staff through results-oriented leadership; and ensure that the University is on the leading edge of evolving higher education library environments.

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Required Qualifications
  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent
  • Eligible for tenure, which may be demonstrated by achievement of tenure and rank at another institution.
  • Seven years of progressive responsibility in an academic or research library environment, including significant experience in the management and supervision of librarians and professional staff, in the administration of a library or library unit, and administering operational budgets.
  • Professional knowledge in relevant fields, to include developments in library technology and instructional media, as well as an understanding of their relationship to libraries and classrooms as teaching and learning spaces
  • Experience managing change and building partnerships within and across major units.
  • Evidence of a commitment to faculty, student, and program diversity

Preferred Qualifications
  • A second Master's or doctorate
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising and development of community partnerships
  • Experience with library collections management
  • Eligible for hire at the rank of full professor

Compensation Grade

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Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual-career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.

Contact Information for this position

Katherine McCall, Search Chair, Associate Dean, College of Science

Leslie Nady, Search Coordinator, Chief of Staff-Office of the Provost


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

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Attach the following documents to your application

1) Resume/Vita

2) Cover letter/Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications listed above

3) Contact information for five professional references

4) A brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying

Open Until Filled

Review of applications will begin Friday February 12, 2021, and the search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

University of Nevada, Reno

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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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